TAUNTON Town's top goal scorer for their 2021/22 title winning season, Toby Holmes, has confirmed he has left the club.

Holmes has said he "won’t be able to commit to what’s needed next season and that is the only reason I’m leaving".

Speaking to tauntontown.com, Holmes said: "I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone connected to the club for the support over the last couple of seasons.

"I’m happy to have played a part in creating history for the club but couldn’t have achieved it without such a great group of players, management team, staff, volunteers and of course the fans."

The striker joined the Peacocks from Salisbury in the summer of 2020 and made an immediate impact in claret and blue, netting 11 goals from just 11 appearances before the season was curtailed due to Covid.

In the title winning campaign Holmes scored 21 goals from 38 full and 9 sub appearances.

Head of football Rob Dray added:” Toby came into the club and did what he does best, scored goals.

"Aside from that he’s been one of the easiest players I’ve had to manage and a really great lad. I respect his decision to cut the travelling down and play more locally after his family circumstances changed but he’s been part of a history-making team and that can’t be taken away from him.”

Taunton Town said: "We thank Toby for his efforts whilst with the club and wish him both the very best of luck in the future."

In other news at the club, captain Nick Grimes has signed a contract extension for the year ahead.

He said: "Of course I’m very happy to re-sign. I don’t think it was ever a question or a tough decision to be made.

"Coming off of the back of my best season in football, I want to be able to continue to achieve more with this great group and hopefully create an atmosphere at the Cygnet next year that will bring with it more great memories for us and the fans alike! Up The Peacocks!”